33 months ago
I find myself revisiting this topic at least once a year, and it's been almost two, actually.
Simply put, I would be curious if there is a headphones set that is capable of true 5.1 or even 7.1, that would be coming from the analog or digital out from my sound card. I've tried several that claim virtual surround, and they all sounded hollow, to the point of being distracting.
Last one that did what I was looking for, was a secondhand set of turtle Beach x41 headset that used optical input to its transmitter (wireless). They were a godsend to playing alien isolation on the consoles since they had proper positioning for the audio, enabling me to keep track of the Alien as well as I did on my PC with my speakers. The cons, as it were, is that they were awful on battery life and just discovered the other day why they won't turn on anymore - the USB power cable the transmitter uses has frayed so it won't turn on anymore. So it has me wondering if anyone has been able to (wired or wireless) been able to make something proper in this category?